Sun in HAlpha / CaK / White Light With Lunt LS100THa / Stellarvue - Zeiss SV80s + Lunt CaK filter or Baader Wedge Uploaded 8/14/16 Weekend Report For the weekend of August 12 -14
 A few new spot groups this week, especially photogenic in Hydrogen Alpha. Calciums also recored good details, and the white lights compliment the set.
Images below are 800-1290 wide and non clickable

 WHITE LIGHT August 12th:

Lets start with the full disk, I can get this with the SV80 which has a much larger field than the six inch. This is with the Baader Herschel wedge and Contiuum filters with IR/UV blockers.

Two close ups here, with the 5x Televue powermate. Nice granulation is shown and a remarkable set of small groups.

Second image with the 5x:

Now here is a full disk shot with the SV80 again, but with the Lunt Calcium K filter. Not as contrasty as when using a barlow but shows the major disk details in UV light at 395nm.

Some close ups with the Cak. I can only use the 3x barlow on calcium shots, since the seeing in near UV is always very bad!

Another interesting region on the limb.

A valiant attempt to get a prom with the Cak filter. They are very faint at this wavelength, but usually shaped very differently in UV than they are with the Halpha filters.


August 14th images:








Instruments: SV80S with Zeiss Apochromat and Lunt LS100 Ha Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 USB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 2/5, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 52F Processing: Autostakkert 2, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS